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"The Rift would be a very good beach book, if you could put it down long enough to get into the water." —— The San Diego Union Tribune


FRACTURE LINES PERMEATE THE CENTRAL UNITED STATES.  Some comprise the New Madrid fault, the most dangerous earthquake zone in the world.  Other fracture lines are social—— economic, religious, racial, and ethnic.  


What happens when they all crack at once?


Caught in the disaster as cities burn and bridges tumble, young Jason Adams finds himself adrift on the Mississippi with African-American engineer Nick Ruford.  A modern-day Huck and Jim, they spin helplessly down the river and into the widening faults in American society, encountering violence and hope, compassion and despair, and the primal wilderness that threatens to engulf not only them, but all they love...


" A breakout book that you'll swear the author lived" —— SF Age


"I don't like disaster novels. I would not have even glanced at The Rift if it weren't backed by Walter Jon Williams' reputation for excellence. And I definitely would not have kept reading if Williams hadn't demonstrated on every page that he deserves his reputation. The result? I was so engrossed in—— and engaged by ——The Rift that I forgot that I don't like disaster novels. This book is an impressive achievement.”

 —— Stephen R. Donaldson, New York Times bestselling author of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant


"The Rift is bloody wonderful! Williams brings an historic disaster back for an encore and metaphorically flattens it again. This is the stuff for which sleep is lost--and awards are made." —— Dean Ing


"The Rift shakes up the world like it's never been shaken before." —— Fred Saberhagen


"[For fans of the disaster novel] Williams delivers the requisite thrills and setpieces—— but he also, to paraphrase Conrad, offers a bit of that truth for which they forgot to ask." —— Locus

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2014
September 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
1,247
Pages
PUBLISHER
World Domination, Ltd.
SELLER
Walter Jon Williams
SIZE
756.9
KB

Customer Reviews

MrsPid ,

The Rift

Best book I've read in years, made feel like I knew the people personally. could not put it down until finished will read anything I can read from this author and last a big thank you to him.

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